VCNV are a UK peace group which formed in 2012 to work in solidarity with Afghan peace makers who are non-violently opposing war.
We regularly visit Kabul to stand in solidarity with Afghan peace activists, as well as being eyewitnesses to the results of the US/NATO war.
Our campaigning activities include organising conferences, creative protests, giving talks, writing articles and creating education materials.
7th October 2016 is the 14 year anniversary of the Afghan war, and peace for Afghans is further away today than what it was in 2001.
On the 3rd October the Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) hospital in Kunduz, North East Afghanistan, was bombed by US/NATO led forces.
We are urging everyone to support Médecins Sans Frontières who are calling the attack a war crime.
Hold a vigil at your local hospital with signs supporting Médecins Sans Frontières, who are asking for an independent investigation into the incident, and show support for Afghans who have endured 35 years of war.
2015 Delegation to Kabul
As British troops officially withdraw from Afghanistan we visited Kabul to witness what kind of state the country is now in. Mary Dobbing, Maya Evans and Henrietta Cullinan stayed over Christmas and into the 2015 New Year.
Afghan Peace Conference 2014
The Forgotten War & Britain’s Legacy
The conference included Afghan activists, drone researchers, military experts and environmental campaigners who addressed the legacy Britain will leave. There was also a line up of exciting and dynamic workshops which includes: working with the Afghan diaspora; joining the dots; Afghan women and health care; and the Kabul street kids photo project. Read more here.
Fly Kites Not Drones 21st March
A campaign launched in 2013 in collaboration with Afghan activists to highlight the fear and dread armed drones bring to the people, especially children, in Afghanistan.
Events took place up and down the UK, as well as in Kabul, the US and Europe.
The Afghan Peace Volunteers flew kites in solidarity.
The promotional short video of the Fly Kites Not Drones campaign.
Vigils at RAF Waddington
As an active part of the Drone Campaign Network, we have helped to organise regular peace Vigils at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, Britain’s central drone base.
Last year we held monthly vigils on the 21st where we Skyped the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul.
Opposing Drone Industry
Working in solidarity with London Palestine Action we took part in shutting down UAV Engines during the 2014 assault on Gaza. The factory manufactures a rotary engine fitted into the Hermes 450 drone which has been used extensively in both Afghanistan and Gaza.
2014 Peace Delegations
Ewa Jasiewicz visits Kabul, read her blogs.
And also APV send a message of solidarity to Barton Moss anti fracking protest camp.
Janey Moffatt and Beth Tichborne returned safely from Afghanistan having spent 2 weeks in Kabul as part of the 3rd UK peace delegation to the country.
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